Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Football. Football's Meet The Bears Event Set For Aug. 6

The Baylor Athletic Department will host its annual "Meet the Bears" football fan appreciation event on Saturday, Aug. 6. For the first time, the 2016 event will be held at McLane Stadium.

Cross Country. Cross Country Announces 2016 Meet Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2016 schedule Wednesday.

W. Basketball. Big 12/SEC Announce 2016 WBB Challenge Schedule

The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the 2016 schedule for their Women’s Basketball Challenge which will feature every team from the Big 12 against 10 squads from the SEC.

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 132 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Fort Worth Business: Wilkins joins Cook Children’s as chief of staff

July 26, 2016
Natalie Wilkins, B.B.A (marketing) ’01, was hired as chief of staff at Cook Children’s Health Care System, where she will be responsible for internal and external communications on behalf of the executive office. Wilkins previously worked at North Texas Specialty Physicians and began her new job on July 25.

MyCenTX.com: McLennan County’s economy is booming

July 26, 2016
According to a McLennan County commissioners’ court report, McLennan County’s economy is booming. Property values have steadily risen for the past 10 years, and the county will decrease taxes by one cent in the coming fiscal year. The county commissioner for precinct 4 attributed some of the economic success to Baylor University and Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines.

State Bar of Texas: Local bar associations honored for pro bono work at Bar Leaders Conference

July 18, 2016
Baylor Law School was among the organizations partnering with the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association to perform a total of 1,000 pro bono hours. The Waco association was honored July 16 with the Deborah G. Hankinson Award, which honors initiatives that support, bring attention to or raise money for legal aid.

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s campus is big, but not too big.”

“I’m from India — Bangalore — and I moved to Dallas in high school, about six years ago. “I like that Baylor’s campus is big, but not too big… There’s a lot of kids here, but everyone knows each other. Even though you might not know them personally, there’s a friend that knows them. I […]

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s always been a dream school for me.”

“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]

Baylor ‘dorm mom’ celebrates 90th birthday with former Collins residents

Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]

Plan Ahead to Rise and Shine for School, Baylor University Sleep Expert Recommends

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when that early alarm clock goes off.

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor Alumnus Honored for Achievements in Church Music

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) — Nick Strimple, D.M.A., B.M. (composition) ’69, was awarded the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music at Baylor’s annual Alleluia Conference.

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.